I just got a 29 Gallon Saltwater from a friend and it came with a MarineLand Canister Filter; H.O.T Magnum Pro rated for 55 Gallons; however, it did not come with a Protein Skimmer, so I am now in the proccess of looking for one.
How important are they? I'd imagine this may or may not depend on the fish one is housing in the tank? Also, how expensive of a Skimmer should I be looking at for a tank this size? Is a $50 dollar Skimmer for a 29 gal
tank going to be too cheap to be effecient? Is there anywhere you can tell what tank size a particular Skimmer is rated for? And what are your favorite brands? I've heard good things about Remora, I know.
I just moved into my first apartment and want to do a good job on this tank, albeit I am on a bit of a budget (but hey, who isn't?)
I know people swear up and down how amazing protein skimmers are, so I am definitely interested in trying one.